Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wizard of Oz Playground at Upper Marlboro's Watkins Regional Park!

We loooooove the Wizard of Oz-themed playground at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro yet! If you haven't checked it out yet, here's a peek at what you've got to look forward to at this truly amazing, huge, colorful and creative playground! 

Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park in Prince Georges County

Explore Dorothy's Aunty Em & Uncle Henry's Kansas Farm:  


Slide down Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers: 


Dorothy's Slippers at Wizard of Oz Playground in Watkins Regional ParkDorothy's Slippers slide at Wizard of Oz Playground in Watkins Regional Park

Enter Emerald City to Find a Bounty of Jungle Gyms! 

Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park

Hide out in Munchkin Land: 


Playground Prince George's County

Play some music before jumping into one of Dorothy's hot air balloons!

Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park Prince Georges County Maryland
Couple of tips:
  • Playground is good for children up to about age 10-12.  
  • Playground can get busy so if you have a toddler/younger kiddo, I'd recommend arriving on the early-ish side (before 10am) or later in the afternoon (say 3-4pm). 
  • Restrooms are adjacent to the playground (score!)
  • While some areas of the playground are shaded, a majority are in open, direct sun so plan accordingly (hats, sunscreen, bug spray); 
  • There's no place to buy food inside the park (that I know of!) so pack a lunch/some snacks to enjoy by one of the adjacent picnic spots. 
  • Parking is available next to the playground (depending on availability) or nearby (so not an issue).
Watkins Regional Park is located at 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro (about a 30-40 minute drive from Hyattsville / Riverdale Park area). Hours: 8am to dusk.

Wizard of Oz Playground at Watkins Regional Park Prince Georges County Maryland

Have you checked out this playground yet? If so, what was your favorite part?!?

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